Arna VI was the first planet to be visited by the Manticore, after its launch, on SD 49805.04. The unstable core of this planet produces a gigantic energy being to arise every few hundred years and lay waste to the surface of the world. Manticore was able to subdue the creature without destroying it, as that would have left Arna VI as a lifeless rock. During this mission, which was the ship's shakedown cruise, the XO, Commander Adam Vern was killed on the Bridge when the Command Chair exploded while the ship was fighting the Arna creature. Captain Atragon-9 was in his personal shuttle, the Pegasus, at the time.